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Lewis and Clark Among the Grizzlies

by Rebecca Maksel

Lewis and Clark were not the first European Americans to see grizzly bears, but, argues the author, “for the practical purposes of how we perceive the bear today they might well have been.” Using various journals and diaries from the... Read More

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Final Freedom

by Rebecca Maksel

The Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave. Actually, freedom was a result of the Union victory and of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, a piece of legislation that wasn’t ratified until eight months after the end... Read More

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Over It

by Rebecca Maksel

In the United States, thirty-one percent of nine-year-old girls are afraid of getting fat. Eighty-one percent of ten-year-old girls report the same fear. Ninety percent of female adolescents diet regularly. Why are our young women so... Read More

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Sorrow's Company

by Rebecca Maksel

“The British psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott began an autobiography that he never finished. The first paragraph simply says, ‘I died.’ In the fifth paragraph he writes, ‘Let me see. What was happening when I died? My prayer had been... Read More

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One Degree West

by Rebecca Maksel

“When I walked through the ditches on my way from the pickup to a waiting tractor, no grasshoppers clacked aloft to startle me. As a child, I had grown oblivious to their landings on my breastbone. The snake population had diminished... Read More

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Yvette in America

by Rebecca Maksel

Arriving in Boston from Brittany during World War II, Yvette Greville takes a room at a boarding house where she meets her second husband, the consumptive Albert Pleven. A composer, Pleven courts Yvette by arranging a melody that... Read More

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